DS reproduces the speech in full. D-DAY In a few days’ time the nation will pay tribute to those who fought on D-Day. From Portsmouth’s Southsea Common to Bayeaux Cathedral…we will stand in silence recalling the incredible operations off the coast, in the air and on the beaches of Normandy. When we commemorate those events Continue reading
DS Commends the speech given by Senior Enlisted Adviser to the Chiefs of Staff Committee, WO1 Glenn Haughton – The Human Factors Bearing on 21st Century Manoeuvre: RUSILWC18.
The new Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP, recently gave the ‘Sir Henry Leech’ lecture at the Royal United Services Institute. DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to reproduce the script here. In doing so DS acknowledges that a speech of this nature is by tradition Royal Navy and sea power dominant – a Continue reading
“UK army should stop recruiting children, health experts say – Report says ‘irresponsible’ policy of recruiting 16-year-olds put their health at risk.” (sic) Says A Guardian headline on the 26th February 2019. See the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/26/uk-army-should-stop-recruiting-children-health-experts-say DefenceSynergia (DS) is appalled at this unworthy piece of research first published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Continue reading
Image:US air force DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to be able to publish a speech on German leadership by Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French given to the US-German Loisach Group at the Munich Security Conference in February 2019. The views expressed are those of the author. Why Atlanticism needs German Leadership? Good evening. It is of course Continue reading
Royal Air Force Operational Numbers – A Cross Service Problem It is a valid point that has been made by the media in reporting a Freedom of Information reply from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) indicating that Royal Air Force (RAF) operational aircraft numbers are on average only 66% of any specific air fleet. DefenceSynergia Continue reading
DefenceSynergia is most grateful to Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to reproduce his speech on board HMS Nelson in Portsmouth at the Trafalgar Night dinner given by the ancient Royal Navy Club of 1756 and 1785 in commemoration of Admiral Lord Nelson’s famous victory and untimely death off Cape Trafalgar on October 21st, 1805. Continue reading